The recent changes to California's state laws regarding lane-splitting have left many drivers worried that an increase in accidents is on its way. While the thoughts of a motorcycle zipping past you on a parked freeway might be terrifying, many experts have actually stated that the change will make the roads safer for motorcyclists and less-congested for all other drivers.
Roadways are primarily made for motor vehicle traffic, but every day pedestrians walk alongside city streets, only a few feet away from cars and trucks that are driving at fast speeds. Pedestrian accidents are a major cause of injuries and fatalities for people in California and elsewhere. Unfortunately, in cases where the driver left the scene of the crash, some accident victims do not receive justice after being hit.